Monday, and this generation’s Bob Dylan, Jake Bugg, takes his Scottish tour to Dundee, to Tropicana & Vogue (or possibly Fat Sam’s, who can say for sure?)
Doon the coast (as opposed to the waater), King Creosote‘s live soundtracking of the ‘From Scotland With Love’ film gets a showing at Aberdeen’s Music Hall.
In Glasgow, comedians Steve Martin & Martin Short play the Hydro – but bear in mind, banjos may be involved.
On Tuesday 10th, Gaelic electronic rock in the shape of Whyte at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre, while Aberdeen gets the choice of Stereophonics at P&J Live or Jake Bugg at the Music Hall.
In Edinburgh, Sir Elvis of Costello-shire is at the Usher Hall, and English singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich plays The Barn, in Banchory.
Frank Turner is in Glasgow on Wednesday, at the Barrowland to be precise,
Comfort play Nice N Sleazy, Ex Wives have a show at The Old Hairdresser’s, and now a fixture in this listing, Peter Cat is at The Flying Duck.
Meanwhile, in Perth, King Creosote and his celluloid ensemble is at the Concert Hall.
Thursday 12th, and Fife combo Dancing On Tables visit Aberdeen’s The Tunnels in support of new single ‘Not To Need You’.
Spinning Coin are similarly on the record launch trail – doubtless playing a selection from sophomore album ‘Hyacinth’ at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh, and up the road a bit, Blanck Mass has a set at Summerhall
King Creosote fires up the projector at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, The Dunts drown their sorrows at missing out on a trip to SXSW at SWG3 – Memes also on the bill.
Friday 13th will be lucky for residents of Dundee as they can catch Spinning Coin at Beat Generator, or they can also head for Conroy’s Basement for a four-band bill of Kaddish, Fit to Work, Please. Believe and Tragical History Tour.
In Aberdeen, former Marillion frontman (and Peter Hammill fan) Fish plays the Lemon Tree, while Dancing On Tables are at Edinburgh’s Mash House.
Same night, same city, Meursault are at La Belle Angele, and the Wee Dub Festival 2020 kicks off, the first of three nights at Potterow.
In Leith, Dean Owens punts his new ‘best of’ album at Leith Dockers Club, and the Lightning Seeds will no doubt be giving their greatest hit, ‘Three Lions’, a whirl in Glasgow’s east end, at Saint Luke’s.
Dundionian duo St.Martiins play the SWG3 Poetry Club, and
Bathgate’s finest The Snuts are at King Tut’s, and oop north, Horse is at The Sound Archive in Kirkwall, while there’s ska in Inverness with Root System, who play Mad Hatters.
On Saturday, 6 Music Album of the Year Michael Kiwanuka is at the Barras, while across the road it’s The Shambolics, who are at Saint Luke’s. Oh, and Miracle Glass Company are most likely launching their second long-player ‘MGC 2’ (snappy), at King Tut’s while on the south side, less conventional sounds from The Silver Field and bell lungs, at the Glad Café
And in Aberdeen, at the Lemon Tree, Kraftwerk’s Wolfgang Flür.
On Sunday, Whitburn’s finest, Lewis Capaldi, is at Aberdeen’s P&J Arena, and Spinning Coin have a hometown show (well, for the half of the band that aren’t based in Berlin) in Glasgow, at the CCA.
Doghouse Roses are at Fife’s Woodside Hotel, and the ever-amusingly-0named Mariachi Death Squad play Twa Tams, Perth (and how nice it is to see that venue back on the gig map).
And to Sunday – Warren Macintyre, presumably with his band The Starry Skies, launch new single ‘Sweet Honey Blue’ in GLlasgow,at Barras Art & Design Centre.